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MATAS 101. Introduction to Finding Health Science Library Resources and Materials: A Guide

A basic introduction to finding health science articles and books as well as explain library services to new users of the Matas Library.


PubMed Field Searching

Field identifiers are special codes used to search within a certain field of PubMed. Common fields used in broad searches are:

Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)

All Fields [ALL]:  Terms that do not map in ATM are searched in all search fields except for Place of Publication, Transliterated Title, Create Date, Completion Date, Entrez Date, MeSH Date, and Modification Date

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) or MeSH Terms [MH]

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

PubMed New & Noteworthy

Brief announcements highlighting recent enhancements and changes to the PubMed and MeSH databases from NCBI.

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Pubmed Email alerts


My NCBI retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many NCBI databases. It is fully integrated into PubMed: Save searches, organize your search results into collections, create bibliographies, remember previous search histories, and set up alerts for saved searches.

Downloading PubMed Records into Citation Management Software

Select Send to - Citation Manager. Click the radio button for Citation manager, and then click the Create File button to download a citations.nbib. Import the nbib file into your citation manager software.

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